I woke up this morning -- no water!
I went for a quick run -- still no water when I got back!
I have to go to work this afternoon, so I guess our bottles of drinking water will have to be used up for an alternative purpose.
Informal poll... if you had to make do without running water or without electricity, which would you choose? Me? This morning? No electricity would be fine if I had running water. Well, if I had WARM running water :)
Mary & Joseph had neither of course; neither on that dusty road to Bethlehem, nor in that stable where they had to spend the night. Maybe the star of Bethlehem shone brightly enough for light, but there's no mention of who did the washing up in preparation for the birth, not to mention after the baby was born!
Some of Wayne's seminary students here in Hong Kong will be going back to their home countries, and serving in places where electricity & running water are not available, or sporadic.
It kind of makes us think, this last week of Advent, as I wait for the water to flow again!
Here are a couple of end-of-the-semester photos of "Dr. Wayne" with the students from his "Post-Modern Therapies" and "Pastoral Care in dealing with addictions & abuse" courses.
One more quick note... I'm considering making an Advent donation to a water project such as the one mentioned on this Advent Conspiracy site, which someone told me about recently. What do you think?
“If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” Jesus, as quoted in John 4:10